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Definition of "induct" [in•duct]

  • To place ceremoniously or formally in an office or a position; install: a service to induct the new president of the university. (verb-transitive)
  • To admit as a member; receive. (verb-transitive)
  • To admit to military service: a draftee waiting to be inducted into the army. (verb-transitive)
  • To introduce, as to new experience or knowledge; initiate: She was inducted into the ways of the legal profession. (verb-transitive)
  • Physics To induce. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "induct" in a sentence
  • "Video evidence of the event shows Keith looking sick to his stomach and cackling like a hyena at the absurdity of his mission, and doing it right in the heavily-bearded faces of the band he was to induct into this laughing stock of an embalming center."
  • "I got to induct Frank R. Paul into the Hall of Fame last year, and it was a thrilling, incredible experience."
  • "India wants to acquire the fighter jets to modernize its ageing fleet of MiG-21s--dating back to the 1960s--as Pakistan and China induct new planes."